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Creating Comics! by Paul Gulacy, Spencer Drate, Judith Salavetz

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Job:05-19413 Title:Creating Comics
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Creative Process
Establishing quick action, setting, and characters separated by
color, the heavy shadows frame the action [left]. I highlighted
characters moving into the building by their previous color
schemes, and intensified the image of the gun with the red lights.
Title: Party Bear, p. 25
Media: Ink on paper, Photoshop
© Paul Maybury
Two police officers discuss racism in a car [above left]. We
look through their eyes at the city shown in different lights and
neighborhoods in three panels. With equal focus, you read
through the dialogue in a zigzag pattern, fully absorbing the art
in each panel.
Title: Party Bear, p. 20
Media: Ink on paper, Photoshop
© Paul Maybury
P
aul Maybury is an award-winning artist from
Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in 1982, and
grew up in Jamaica Plain, where he attended the
Boston public school system, an experience that is reflected
in the subject matter of his work. Despite not being accepted
by his local art college, he pursued comics after spending six
years as a muralist. He began to be published as a comic
book artist in 2005.
Paul Maybury
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Creating Comics
Job:05-19413 Title:Creating Comics
#175 P DTP:204 Page:102
(RAY)
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Creative Process
Establishing quick action, setting, and characters separated by
color, the heavy shadows frame the action [left]. I highlighted
characters moving into the building by their previous color
schemes, and intensified the image of the gun with the red lights.
Title: Party Bear, p. 25
Media: Ink on paper, Photoshop
© Paul Maybury
Two police officers discuss racism in a car [above left]. We
look through their eyes at the city shown in different lights and
neighborhoods in three panels. With equal focus, you read
through the dialogue in a zigzag pattern, fully absorbing the art
in each panel.
Title: Party Bear, p. 20
Media: Ink on paper, Photoshop
© Paul Maybury
This page’s composition introduces characters and surroundings
by staying centered and moving down [above right].
The final three panels end in a transition panel that introduces
the next page in a separate scene. This was a recurring storytelling
style in Party Bear.
Title: Party Bear, p. 14
Media: Ink on paper, Photoshop
© Paul Maybury
in the subject matter of his work. Despite not being accepted
by his local art college, he pursued comics after spending six
years as a muralist. He began to be published as a comic
book artist in 2005.
Paul Maybury
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Paul Maybury

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